Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli, Jalapa
Blender/Creator: Nick Melillo
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: September 21, 2018
Date Smoked: December 16, 2021
COVID-19 Day 832
What a treat getting reacquainted with tasty Charter Oak Maduro in Toro by Foundation Cigars today. The Foundation Charter Oak Maduro is a very “Affordable” and approachable cigar that should fit any cigar budget out there.
Once lit, this Charter Oak Maduro gave me plenty of dark coffee, burnt caramel, and black pepper riding on chewy smoke… the retrohale is a spicy black pepper that suited me just fine and dandy.
This is an impressive budget cigar delivering smoky full flavors and I can’t wait to smoke it again.
Until next time…
COVID-19 Day 634
I used to smoke this Charter Oak Maduro in Toro by Foundation Cigars quite regularly a while back. As you can see it’s been well over a year since I’ve smoked this fine cigar.
Today, through a perfect draw, medium-bodied chewy smoke delivers earthy baking chocolate, dark coffee, dried fruit, and cedar tobacco flavors with a mild black pepper retrohale… I’m detecting some leather flavors on the finish and I’m diggin’ that.
At the second third smooth cocoa and leather, tobacco flavors come to the front providing a very enjoyable experience. The burn is amazingly razor-sharp; this speaks to the quality of the construction of these Charter Oak cigars.
Although not an overly complex cigar, this Charter Oak Maduro by Foundation Cigars provided quality enjoyment with consistent tobacco flavors and a performance that even surprised me.
Yes, I can’t wait to smoke this again!
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 235: 4.0-Mile Cigar
Well, I’m “Officially” declaring that “Fall” has arrived! I decided to wear my Down-Vest and I’m glad I did for this morning’s Cigar Walk with this Finger Burner in the Charter Oak Maduro (Toro) by Foundation Cigars
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 118: 4.0-Mile Cigar
It’s has been a pleasure getting reacquainted with the Charter Oak Maduro by Foundation Cigars again… I seem to have been ignoring this beauty of a cigar for the past year or so.
This morning’s 4-Mile #CigarWalk was the perfect distance (no hills) without stressing my knee this morning… made possible by the tasty Charter Oak Maduro in Toro by Foundation Cigars. This satisfying and affordable cigar needs to be in the cigar rotation.
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 44: 4.41-Mile Cigar
I had the perfect experience with my 4.41-Mile Cigar on my Cigar-Walk this morning. The Charter Oak Maduro in Toro by Foundation Cigars was spot-on! This could become one of my favorite walking sticks.
It had been so long that I had almost forgotten how good the affordable Charter Oak Maduro by Foundation Cigars are… In a hashtag, #SoGood!
So, from the boss of Connecticut Broadleaf aka Nick Melillo, let’s fire this up.
Earthy chocolate and leather are the flavors right off the bat have shown up for the start of this cigar with a retrohale that has some spice to it. The mouth-feel from the smoke is chewy and oily through a perfect draw.
At the second third, everything is humming along and I’m happy just to sit back and enjoy this experience.
I’m at the last third with a perfect draw and razor sharp burn and I’m just simply enjoying this often-overlooked smooth cigar with its chewy smoke. I’ve to start keeping this in mind as I seek cigars with a dark rich flavor profile.
Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper Mmmmm, Good!
Let’s be real, Cigars can be an expensive hobby. Now, acclaimed blender/creator Nick Melillo from Foundation Cigars has produced and manufactured an outstanding affordable “value” cigar; The Charter Oak by Foundation Cigars.
Opening cold draw; cocoa and hay/grass, and a mouthful of smokey goodness that only Connecticut Broadleaf can deliver followed by almonds, coffee, and leathery earth.
I’m lovin’ my visit with the Charter Oak Maduro Toro
Life is Good
My first time with the Charter Oak Maduro. I picked it up at Timber Valley Tobacco and then headed to Redtail Golf Center for some putting practice
Hmmm, nice stick.
Smoke Output: Thick
|Overall Rating (1-5): 3|